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Compact Current

Campus Compact’s newsletter for organizations and institutions involved in public and community service.

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Issue Main articles
Spring/Summer 2012 University of Iowa’s Sally Mason Takes a Long View of Sustainability; UI School of Urban and Regional
Planning Partners with City of Dubuque; Nursing Students at University of North Florida are Deeply Immersed in Community; Biodigester: An Economic and Community Impact Initiative at UW Oshkosh; University of Minnesota’s Andrew Furco is Named Winner of Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award
Winter 2011-2012 From the Heartland to China and Back; New Journal from Missouri; Dr. James Dworkin is Campus Compact Chair
Spring/Summer 2011

We explore how various state compacts are helping their members make a difference through the work of VISTAs, through one presidents’ commitment to service-learning on campus and in the community, and through numerous other initiatives aimed at tackling the problems of health and financial literacy, college retention, and support for veterans, to name just a few.

Winter 2011 Lumina Foundation’s Focus on Sustainable Change; A Promising Connection; Thinking Aloud: Positive Reverberations from Presidents Leadership Summit
Summer 2010 Penn President Amy Gutmann’s Passion for Engagement; Civic Engagement: A Minnesota Tradition; TRUCEN Mission & Goals; Thinking Aloud: Network within a Network
Winter 2010 Interview with Leo Lambert, Elon’s President; Ehrlich Award Recipient, Thomas Dutton, spotlight on VISTA program in Portland; and information on Presidents Leadership Summit
Summer 2009 SOSU, KSU students receive Civic Leadership Award; Proyecto Communidad: University of the Street; Dutton of Miami U named Ehrlich Reward Recipient
Spring 2009 Bold presidential agenda holds promise for higher education; JMU director garners national staff award for community engagement; Student-led organization fights drug abuse
Fall 2008 Public service requirement linked to rise in
student applications, 2008 Campus Vote initiative takes off
Spring 2008 Student coalition spurs legislation to create 100,000 civic works jobs; New voting website helps students vote smart
Winter 2008 Promoting social equity in New Orleans’ 9th Ward; More communication, collaboration needed, say community partners in major CACC study; Research universities step up civic engagement
Fall 2007 Collaboration crosses borders to build communities; Students, faculty honored for innovative initiatives; Engineering success at Louisiana State
Spring 2007 Student Service Valued at $7.1 Billion; Wentworth ramps up spring break program to rebuild in New Orleans
Winter 2007 Global citizenship at Kalamazoo; What members love about Campus Compact
Fall 2006 Campus Compact poised to meet new challenges; Essays from leading thinkers shape discussions on civic engagement’s future; Campus Compact’s 20th anniversary celebrationTop faculty, students in civic engagement honored
Summer 2006 Student Service Valued at $5.6 billion; National leaders to converge on Chicago this fall at Campus Compact’s 20th anniversary; New resources for developing student leaders
Winter 2006 Civic engagement high at comprehensive universities; Kentucky becomes 31st state Compact; 100 campuses act to enliven the democracy
Fall 2005 Presidents, legislators celebrate Campus Compact’s 20 years; Members aid Katrina victims
Spring 2005 Campus Compact survey: Students contribute $ billions in service to communities; Campus Compact resources let students be heard
Winter 2005 Sustaining success in challenging times; Readying campuses to serve as emergency resources; Campus Compact & UN collaborate
Fall 2005 Presidents, legislators celebrate Campus Compact’s 20 years of progress; Members aid Hurricane Katrina victims; Newman, Ehrlich, and Swearer recipients
Spring 2005 Students contribute $ billions of service to communities; Student participation and engagement way up
Fall 2004 Campus Compact joins efforts to mobilize voters; Member presidents call for civic action; Best practice: Building community with facultyNew fund honors Campus Compact founder
Spring 2004 Student service at record levels; Best practice: Moving from “good” to “great”; Member presidents in the news
Winter 2004 Governor launches Kansas Compact; Professionalizing the role of service directors; Celebrating a decade of engagement under the Big Sky; Advocacy efforts pay off
Fall 2003 An unusual match, by Thomas Schnaubelt, Ph.D; LC: Building partnerships for civic education; Legislative update; Campus Compact’s effect on service in higher ed; Inspired by the power & value of service-learning; Higher Standards in Service-Learning Research; Swearer Student Award; Focus on Community Colleges
Spring 2003 Indicators of Engagement: New initiative to deepen civic engagement on campus; New center for liberal education and civic engagement; An initiative to end hate; Raise Your Voice: A Week of Action: 250 campuses, 7 days, and lots of action; Outstanding innovation at UCLA
Winter 2003 Highlights from Campus Compact’s 2002 National Summit; Legislative update & Swearer winners; Student voices; The New Greatest Generation, by Gary Schueller
Fall 2002 Raise Your Voice: Student Action for Change; Teach to Change in R.I.New initiative to increase civic engagement; Bush & Harkavy on service-learning & civic engagement; Ehrlich recipients; Resources for student dialogue & the war on terrorism; Legislative update; Service-Learning Research Conference
Fall / Winter, 2001-2002 Searching for truth in turbulent times; NY officially launches CompactPeople news: Heffernan & Jamieson
Summer 2001 Service-Learning as contested territory: One person’s perspective after 25 Years; Hollander receives honorary degree; 2001 Swearer recipients; Dr. Williams receives Ehrlich Award; State Compacts reach 25; WorldCom’s civic investment
Spring 2001 Students and civic engagement; Higher education and community engagementWomen’s colleges and service-learning
Fall 2000 The 2000 Presidents’ Leadership Colloquium; Higher Education for democracy: Strategies for civic engagement; The disengaged generation: Evidence and potential solutions; America’s evolving democracy: Redefining citizenship
Summer 2000 Vanishing voters? Higher ed’s responsibility for helping students connect service; Civic responsibility and politicsFive students receive the 2000 Swearer Humanitarian Award
March-April 2000 College students and presidents discuss service and the civic responsibility of higher ed; Trinity College and others invest in the revitalization of their communities
October-November 1999 Presidents pledge to renew higher eds public purposes and to rebuild the democracy; A school without walls: University of Montana; Faculty professor James Farr: Service should properly be called “work;” 6 national discipline associations receive grants to expand service-learning
May-June
1999
Service-learning and the non-traditional student; Four older undergrads share benefits, insights, and challenges to service-learning; Making service-learning work for the older student
March-April
1999
Focus on quality: Beyond unilateral engagement: How one university became a true community partner; Exploring higher ed’s role in civic responsibility
Dec-Jan
1998-1999
New federal programs and legislation have big effects on higher ed; Quality service program gives kids and undergrads a Jumpstart
Oct-Nov
1998
Campus Compact convenes Wingspread gathering to explore successful partnerships; Five undergrads receive Swearer Humanitarian AwardMidwest community service
Dec-Jan
1997-1998
Brown program connects students with meaningful work after college; Considerations in mandating service as a graduation requirement; Redefining service inside and outside the classroom
Oct-Nov
1997
Research advisory council convenes in NYC; Service-Learning Institute for engineering, mathematics, and science faculty
July-Aug
1997
U.S. Secretary of Education honors Swearer award winners; Compact for learning and citizenship announced; Spotlight on Bellarmine College
May-June
1997
Campus Compact announces partnering initiative; NH becomes state Compact; Campus Compact president’s summit
March-April
1997
Campus Compact commits to presidents’ summit; SEAMS update: Grant continues to impact disciplines
Jan-Feb
1997
Compact names Hollander new director; Utah launches state Compact
Nov-Dec
1996
Federal budget boosts Work-Study funds; Partnership announces M.A. degree for international service; Community based learning: unintended consequences
Sept-Oct
1996
Voter registration drives; Campus Compact launches Seams Year IIPartnering with the community
July-Aug
1996
Rhodes to step down as Campus Compact director; National gathering convenes in Indianapolis
March-Apr
1996
Campus Compact announces Ehrlich Faculty Award winner; Swearer Student Humanitarian Award winners namedService-learning 1986-1996
Jan-Feb
1996
Oregon launches a state Compact; Olivet College announces service scholarships; Educating for civic responsibility
Nov-Dec
1995
Prudential survey reveals high school students value service; Astin study reveals benefits of volunteering in college
Sept-Oct
1995
College and university presidents issue RI challenge; Serving communities, strengthening institutions
July-Aug
1995
MA joins national network; Campus Compact celebrates 10 years of service in higher ed

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The service-learning program at NC State is a source of pride for the university, and an important facet of NC State's mission of extension for both our students and the population of the state of North Carolina. Thank you for all of the good work of Campus Compact."

-Alton J. Banks, Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, North Carolina State University